Apply to Become a Community Action Fellow Today!
Coming August 2021** – Click Here to Express Your Initial Interest In Applying.
How it works? CAC AmeriCorps will pair 20 service-oriented members of the East Tennessee community with local organizations to support efforts addressing education, food insecurity, and broader COVID-19 recovery efforts. These opportunities will provide unique part-time experiences to a broad range of community members while they earn a stipend, money for college, and connect to a national professional network. Organizations include the Knox Education Foundation,
- Do I Qualify? The CAF program is open to all Citizens and Permanent Resident Aliens of the United States who are over the age of 18 and possess a High School Diploma or GED at the start of service. Competitive applicants will have previous volunteer, intern, work, or lived experiences that demonstrate a commitment to service and will be able to pass a national service criminal history check.
- What is the Schedule? Part-Time (300 Hours), Fellows will serve either 10 hours a week for 32 weeks or 20 hours a week for 16 weeks.
- What are the Benefits? Fellows will receive a Living Stipend of $3,300, or about $11.00 Hr.
- Money for School! Upon completion of the fellowship, Fellows will receive an additional $1,342 Education Award that can go to future educational expenses or paying off qualified existing student loans. For fellows that are at least 55 years old when they begin service, they may transfer this award to children, step-children, foster children, grandchildren, or step-grandchildren.
- Connect to a national service network
The Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) AmeriCorps program will begin
**Program operation is dependent on available funding.